Through hands-on learning, diverse field experiences, and ongoing faculty mentoring, our students become highly skilled, culturally competent collaborators. CESS graduates are uniquely positioned to improve lives, strengthen communities, and effect social change throughout the world.

A few of our current undergraduate students and recent alumni tell their stories and share their experiences in the videos below. 


Briana Martin, Fulbright Scholar, Center for Academic Success, UVM

Social Work alumna Briana Martin explains how UVM  inspired her to help people and make a difference in her community.

Chris Magistrale, Teacher, JFK Winooski Middle School

With a Master of Education degree, alumnus Chris Magistrale found his true calling as a language arts teacher and coach.

Song Nguyen, Vermont Department of Health

UVM's Human Development and Family Studies program inspired Song Nguyen to be an advocate for social justice.

Jamilah Vogel, School Counselor, St. Albans City School

UVM's Graduate Counseling Program prepared Jamilah Vogel to make a difference in the lives of kids in her school community


The UVM CESS Experience

CESS students and recent alumni share their life changing experiences.

Early Childhood Education at UVM

Sage Ryan ('19) shares her experiences as a student in UVM's Early Childhood Education program.

Elementary Education at UVM

Grace Colbert ('18) reflects on her experiences as an Elementary Education student at UVM.

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at UVM

Follow Sophie Robledo ('18) as she shares her experiences as an HDFS major at UVM.

Middle Level Education at UVM

Gage Sironi "('19) shares his experiences as a student in the Middle Level Education program at UVM.

Physical Education at UVM

Chris Shackett ('10), 2017 VT SHAPE Middle School Teacher of the Year, reflects on his experiences at UVM, and how it led him to success in his career.

Secondary Education at UVM

Rob Stone ('18) shares his experiences as a student in the Secondary Education program at UVM.

Social Work at UVM

Hannah Crowe-Cumella ('18) shares her experiences as a Social Work (BSW) student at UVM.


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